SF Giants: 3 top pitchers to target if Carlos Rodon signs elsewhere
Target #3: Michael Wacha
Most SF Giants fans will remember Michael Wacha as the pitcher Travis Ishikawa took deep in Game 5 of the 2014 NLCS to send the team to the World Series.
More recently, Wacha had a solid bounce back year with the Boston Red Sox. He had an 11-2 record with a 3.32 ERA in 127 innings.
There is of course the chance that Wacha simply overperformed last year and will return to his middling ways.
But the Giants, if they miss out on Rodon and other starters and are desperate to fill a hole in the rotation, may decide that Wacha isn't a terrible option.
Of course, if Rodon walks away in free agency and the Giants get only Michael Wacha as his replacement, there could be riots in the streets of San Francisco.
But Wacha could be a solid piece that can be used in multiple ways: as a starter, an opener, or a long reliever.
Those were three potential options for the SF Giants should Carlos Rodon walk in free agency. There are drawbacks to all of them, and the list is in no way exhaustive.
If Rodon does indeed leave in free agency, there will be immense pressure on the Giants to land a premier starter like deGrom.
Of course, many Giants fans are hoping Rodon will be in orange and black next year, but if recent offseasons are any indication, it would be wise to make contingency plans.